Poverty Middle Class and Hidden Values

January 26, 2021, 1 to 2:30 pm CST

Have you ever had a client or come across someone in your own life who made choices or acted in ways that just didn’t make sense to you? Come learn how to define the economic, socio-emotional, and health factors that divide social classes as well as the hidden rules that help to explain why others act the way they do.

  • Participants will understand the factors impacting the lives of people living in poverty.
  • Participants will have a better understanding of how to support people living in poverty without judgement or assumptions.
  • Participants will be better equipped to help people living in poverty set and reach attainable goals.


Both Libby Woolverton, M.Ed, Non-Residential Program Director and Marina Dewberry, LMSW, are joining us from Our Friend's Place. 

Gladney Universiety - Libby WoolvertonLibby Woolverton joined Our Friends Place as Outreach Specialist on October 16, 2017. She is responsible for the non-residential outreach program, SOAR, which is designed to help young women build a better future for themselves. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Texas Christian University, Libby returned to TCU to earn her Masters of Education in Counseling and Student Affairs. Libby worked in housing and student affairs at two different universities before finding her passion serving the community in the nonprofit sector.

Marina Dewberry - Gladney UniversityMarina Dewberry joined Our Friends Place as a SOAR Specialist on December 10, 2018. In this position, she is responsible for the non-residential outreach program, SOAR to Success. Marina holds a Bachelor degree in Social Work from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and a Master of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a licensed Master Social Worker and has years of experience working with at-risk and homeless children, youth and young adults in both Dallas and Collin Counties. 


Are Continuing Education Units (CEUs) provided through this training?

We are happy to offer .15 social work and counseling CEUs. Certificates of Completion of 1.5 contact hours is also available for all attendees.

Is this event virtual?

Yes.  The event will be broadcast on ZOOM.

Will the event be recorded?


Where can I find other Gladney University trainings?

Visit GladneyUniversity.com for all upcoming trainings. You can also sign up to be notified by email.

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